60
www.dell.com | support.dell.com Dell™ OptiPlex™ 745 Quick Reference Guide Models DCTR, DCNE, DCSM, and DCCY book.book Page 1 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

  • Upload
    builiem

  • View
    313

  • Download
    4

Embed Size (px)

Citation preview

Page 1: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m

Dell™ OptiPlex™ 745

Quick Reference Guide

Models DCTR, DCNE, DCSM, and DCCY

book.book Page 1 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 2: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Notes, Notices, and Cautions

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.

NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft® Windows® operating systems are not applicable.

____________________

Information in this document is subject to change without notice.© 2006 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.

Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.

Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerVault, PowerApp, and Dell OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

Models DCTR, DCNE, DCSM, and DCCY

August 2006 P/N JH470 Rev. A00

book.book Page 2 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 3: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Contents 3

Contents

Finding Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

System Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Mini Tower Computer — Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Mini Tower Computer — Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Mini Tower Computer — Back-Panel Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Desktop Computer — Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Desktop Computer — Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Desktop Computer — Back-Panel Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Small Form Factor Computer — Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Small Form Factor Computer — Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Small Form Factor Computer — Back-Panel Connectors . . . . . . . . . 19

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer — Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer — Side View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer — Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer — Back-Panel Connectors . . . . . . 23

Removing the Computer Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Mini Tower Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Desktop Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Small Form Factor Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Inside Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Mini Tower Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Desktop Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Small Form Factor Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Set Up Your Keyboard and Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Set Up Your Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Power Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Dell Diagnostics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

System Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

book.book Page 3 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 4: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

4 Contents

Diagnostic Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Beep Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Using Microsoft Windows XP System Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Reinstalling Microsoft Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Using the Drivers and Utilities CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Drivers for Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

book.book Page 4 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 5: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 5

Finding Information

NOTE: Some features or media may be optional and may not ship with your computer. Some features or

media may not be available in certain countries.

NOTE: Additional information may ship with your computer.

What Are You Looking For? Find It Here

• A diagnostic program for my computer

• Drivers for my computer

• My computer documentation

• My device documentation

• Desktop System Software (DSS)

Drivers and Utilities CD (ResourceCD)

NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities CD may be optional

and may not ship with your computer.

Documentation and drivers are already installed on your computer. You can use the CD to reinstall drivers (see "Using the Drivers and Utilities CD" on page 58), run the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 46), or access your documentation.

Readme files may be included on your CD to provide last-minute updates about technical changes to your computer or advanced technical reference material for technicians or experienced users.

NOTE: Drivers and documentation updates can be

found at support.dell.com.

• How to remove and replace parts

• Specifications

• How to configure system settings

• How to troubleshoot and solve problems

Dell™ OptiPlex™ User’s Guide

Microsoft Windows XP Help and Support Center

1 Click Start→ Help and Support→ Dell User and System Guides→ System Guides.

2 Click the User’s Guide for your computer.

The User’s Guide is also available on the optional Drivers and Utilities CD.

book.book Page 5 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 6: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

6 Quick Reference Guide

• Warranty information

• Terms and Conditions (U.S. only)

• Safety instructions

• Regulatory information

• Ergonomics information

• End User License Agreement

Dell™ Product Information Guide

• How to reinstall my operating system Operating System CD

NOTE: The Operating System CD may be optional and

may not ship with your computer.

The operating system is already installed on your computer. To reinstall your operating system, use the Operating System CD (see "Reinstalling Microsoft Windows XP" on page 55).

After you reinstall your operating system, use the optional Drivers and Utilities CD (ResourceCD) to reinstall drivers for the devices that came with your computer. For more information, see

"Drivers and Utilities CD (ResourceCD)" on page 5.

Your operating system product key label is located on your computer (see "Service Tag and Microsoft® Windows® Product Key" on page 7).

NOTE: The color of your Operating System CD varies

according to the operating system you ordered.

• How to use Windows XP

• How to work with programs and files

• How to personalize my desktop

Windows Help and Support Center

1 Click Start→ Help and Support.

2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and click the arrow icon.

3 Click the topic that describes your problem.

4 Follow the instructions on the screen.

What Are You Looking For? Find It Here

book.book Page 6 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 7: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 7

• Service Tag and Express Service Code

• Microsoft Windows Product Key Label

Service Tag and Microsoft® Windows® Product Key

These labels are located on your computer.

• Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use support.dell.com or contact support.

• Enter the Express Service Code to direct your call when contacting support.

• Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from technicians, online courses, and frequently asked questions

• Community — Online discussion with other Dell customers

• Upgrades — Upgrade information for components, such as the memory, hard drive, and operating system

• Customer Care — Contact information, service call and order status, and warranty and repair information

• Service and support — Service call status, support history, service contract, and online discussions with support

• Reference — Computer documentation, details on my computer configuration, product specifications, and white papers

• Downloads — Certified drivers, patches, and software updates

• Desktop System Software (DSS)— If you reinstall the operating system on your computer, you should also reinstall the DSS utility. DSS automatically detects your computer and operating system and installs the updates appropriate for your configuration, providing critical updates for your operating system and support for Dell™ 3.5-inch USB floppy drives, Intel® processors, optical drives, and USB devices. DSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell computer.

Dell Support Website — support.dell.com

NOTE: Select your region or business segment to

view the appropriate support site.

To download Desktop System Software:

1 Go to support.dell.com, select your region or business segment, then enter your Service Tag.

2 Select Drivers & Downloads, then click Go.

3 Click your operating system, and then search for the keyword Desktop System Software.

NOTE: The support.dell.com user interface may vary

depending on your selections.

What Are You Looking For? Find It Here

book.book Page 7 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 8: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

8 Quick Reference Guide

System Views

Mini Tower Computer — Front View

3

11

106

7

2

8

5

4

1

9

book.book Page 8 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 9: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 9

1 5.25-inch drive bay Can contain an optical drive. Insert a CD or DVD (if supported) into this drive.

2 5.25-inch drive bay Can contain an optical drive. Insert a CD or DVD (if supported) into this drive.

3 3.5-inch drive bay Can contain an optional floppy drive or optional media card reader.

4 USB 2.0 connectors (2) Use the front USB connectors for devices that you connect occasionally, such as joysticks or cameras, or for bootable USB devices (see your online User’s Guide for more information on booting to a USB device).

It is recommended that you use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

5 LAN indicator light This light indicates that a LAN (local area network) connection is established.

6 diagnostic lights Use the lights to help you troubleshoot a computer problem based on the diagnostic code. For more information, see "Diagnostic Lights" on page 50.

7 power button Press this button to turn on the computer.

NOTICE: To avoid losing data, do not turn off the computer by pressing the power

button. Instead, perform an operating system shutdown. See "Before You Begin" on

page 25 for more information.

NOTICE: If your operating system has ACPI enabled, when you press the power

button the computer will perform an operating system shutdown.

8 power light The power light illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different operating modes:

• No light — The computer is turned off.

• Steady green — The computer is in a normal operating state.

• Blinking green — The computer is in a power-saving mode.

• Blinking or solid amber — See your online User’s Guide.

To exit from a power-saving mode, press the power button or use the keyboard or the mouse if it is configured as a wake device in the Windows Device Manager. For more information about sleep modes and exiting from a power-saving mode, see your online User’s Guide.

See "System Lights" on page 49 for a description of light codes that can help you troubleshoot problems with your computer.

9 hard-drive activity light This light flickers when the hard drive is being accessed.

10 headphone connector Use the headphone connector to attach headphones and most kinds of speakers.

11 microphone connector Use the microphone connector to attach a microphone.

book.book Page 9 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 10: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

10 Quick Reference Guide

Mini Tower Computer — Back View

4

3

5

6

2

1

1 cover-release latch This latch allows you to open the computer cover.

2 padlock ring Insert a padlock to lock the computer cover.

book.book Page 10 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 11: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 11

Mini Tower Computer — Back-Panel Connectors

3 voltage selection switch Your computer is equipped with a manual voltage-selection switch.

To help avoid damaging a computer with a manual voltage-selection switch, set the switch for the voltage that most closely matches the AC power available in your location.

NOTICE: The voltage selection switch must be set to the 115-V position even

though the AC power available in Japan is 100 V.

Also, ensure that your monitor and attached devices are electrically rated to operate with the AC power available in your location.

4 power connector Insert the power cable.

5 back-panel connectors Plug serial, USB, and other devices into the appropriate connectors (see "Mini Tower Computer — Back-Panel Connectors" on page 11).

6 card slots Access connectors for any installed PCI and PCI Express cards.

1 3

9 8 7

5

6

2 4

1 parallel connector Connect a parallel device, such as a printer, to the parallel connector. If you have a USB printer, plug it into a USB connector.

NOTE: The integrated parallel connector is automatically disabled if the computer

detects an installed card containing a parallel connector configured to the same

address. For more information, see your online User’s Guide.

2 link integrity light • Green — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer.

• Orange — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

• Yellow — A good connection exists between a 1-Gbps (or 1000-Mbps) network and the computer.

• Off — The computer is not detecting a physical connection to the network.

book.book Page 11 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 12: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

12 Quick Reference Guide

3 network adapter connector

To attach your computer to a network or broadband device, connect one end of a network cable to either a network jack or your network or broadband device. Connect the other end of the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back panel of your computer. A click indicates that the network cable has been securely attached.

NOTE: Do not plug a telephone cable into the network connector.

On computers with a network connector card, use the connector on the card.

It is recommended that you use Category 5 wiring and connectors for your network. If you must use Category 3 wiring, force the network speed to 10 Mbps to ensure reliable operation.

4 network activity light Flashes a yellow light when the computer is transmitting or receiving network data. A high volume of network traffic may make this light appear to be in a steady "on" state.

5 line-out connector Use the green line-out connector to attach most speakers with integrated amplifiers.

6 line-in/microphone connector

Use the blue and pink line-in/microphone connector to attach a record/playback device such as a cassette player, CD player, or VCR.; or a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program.

7 USB 2.0 connectors (6) Use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

8 video connector Plug the cable from your VGA-compatible monitor into the blue connector.

NOTE: If you purchased an optional graphics card, this connector will be covered by

a cap. Connect your monitor to the connector on the graphics card. Do not remove

the cap.

NOTE: If you are using a graphics card that supports dual monitors, use the y-cable

that came with your computer.

9 serial connector Connect a serial device, such as a handheld device, to the serial port. The default designations are COM1 for serial connector 1 and COM2 for serial connector 2.

For more information, see your online User’s Guide.

book.book Page 12 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 13: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 13

Desktop Computer — Front View

89

3

5

1

4611 10

2

7

1 USB 2.0 connectors (2) Use the front USB connectors for devices that you connect occasionally, such as joysticks or cameras, or for bootable USB devices (see your online User’s Guide for more information about booting to a USB device).

It is recommended that you use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

2 LAN indicator light This light indicates that a LAN (local area network) connection is established.

3 power button Press this button to turn on the computer.

NOTICE: To avoid losing data, do not turn off the computer by pressing the

power button. Instead, perform an operating system shutdown. See "Before You

Begin" on page 25 for more information.

NOTICE: If your operating system has ACPI enabled, when you press the

power button the computer will perform an operating system shutdown.

4 Dell badge This badge can be rotated to match the orientation of your computer. To rotate, place fingers around the outside of the badge, press firmly, and turn the badge. You can also rotate the badge using the slot provided near the bottom of the badge.

book.book Page 13 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 14: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

14 Quick Reference Guide

Desktop Computer — Back View

5 power light The power light illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different operating states:

• No light — The computer is turned off.

• Steady green — The computer is in a normal operating state.

• Blinking green — The computer is in a power-saving mode.

• Blinking or solid amber — See your online User’s Guide.

To exit from a power-saving mode, press the power button or use the keyboard or the mouse if it is configured as a wake device in the Windows Device Manager. For more information about sleep modes and exiting from a power-saving mode, see your online User’s Guide.

See "System Lights" on page 49 for a description of light codes that can help you troubleshoot problems with your computer.

6 diagnostic lights Use the lights to help you troubleshoot a computer problem based on the diagnostic code. For more information, see "Diagnostic Lights" on page 50.

7 hard-drive activity light This light flickers when the hard drive is being accessed.

8 headphone connector Use the headphone connector to attach headphones and most kinds of speakers.

9 microphone connector Use the microphone connector to attach a microphone.

10 3.5-inch drive bay Can contain an optional floppy drive or optional Media Card Reader.

11 5.25-inch drive bay Can contain an optical drive. Insert a CD or DVD (if supported) into this drive.

51 2 3 4 6

book.book Page 14 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 15: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 15

Desktop Computer — Back-Panel Connectors

1 card slots Access connectors for any installed PCI and PCI Express cards.

2 back-panel connectors Plug serial, USB, and other devices into the appropriate connectors (see "Desktop Computer — Back-Panel Connectors" on page 15).

3 power connector Insert the power cable.

4 voltage selection switch Your computer is equipped with a manual voltage selection switch.

To help avoid damaging a computer with a manual voltage selection switch, set the switch for the voltage that most closely matches the AC power available in your location.

NOTICE: The voltage selection switch must be set to the 115-V position even

though the AC power available in Japan is 100 V.

Also, ensure that your monitor and attached devices are electrically rated to operate with the AC power available in your location.

5 padlock ring Insert a padlock to lock the computer cover.

6 cover-release latch Allows you to open the computer cover.

1 3

9 8 7

5

6

2 4

book.book Page 15 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 16: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

16 Quick Reference Guide

1 parallel connector Connect a parallel device, such as a printer, to the parallel connector. If you have a USB printer, plug it into a USB connector.

NOTE: The integrated parallel connector is automatically disabled if the computer

detects an installed card containing a parallel connector configured to the same

address. For more information, see your online User’s Guide.

2 link integrity light • Green — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer.

• Orange — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

• Yellow — A good connection exists between a 1-Gbps (or 1000-Mbps) network and the computer.

• Off — The computer is not detecting a physical connection to the network.

3 network adapter connector

To attach your computer to a network or broadband device, connect one end of a network cable to either a network jack or your network or broadband device. Connect the other end of the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back panel of your computer. A click indicates that the network cable has been securely attached.

NOTE: Do not plug a telephone cable into the network connector.

On computers with a network connector card, use the connector on the card.

It is recommended that you use Category 5 wiring and connectors for your network. If you must use Category 3 wiring, force the network speed to 10 Mbps to ensure reliable operation.

4 network activity light Flashes a yellow light when the computer is transmitting or receiving network data. A high volume of network traffic may make this light appear to be in a steady "on" state.

5 line-out connector Use the green line-out connector to attach most speakers with integrated amplifiers.

6 line-in/microphone connector

Use the blue and pink line-in/microphone connector to attach a record/playback device such as a cassette player, CD player, or VCR.; or a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program.

7 USB 2.0 connectors (6) Use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

8 video connector Plug the cable from your VGA-compatible monitor into the blue connector.

NOTE: If you purchased an optional graphics card, this connector will be covered by

a cap. Connect your monitor to the connector on the graphics card. Do not remove

the cap.

NOTE: If you are using a graphics card that supports dual monitors, use the y-cable

that came with your computer.

9 serial connector Connect a serial device, such as a handheld device, to the serial port. The default designations are COM1 for serial connector 1 and COM2 for serial connector 2.

For more information, see your online User’s Guide.

book.book Page 16 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 17: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 17

Small Form Factor Computer — Front View

89

3

5

1

4

6

11 10

2

7

1 USB 2.0 connectors (2) Use the front USB connectors for devices that you connect occasionally, such as joysticks or cameras, or for bootable USB devices (see your online User’s Guide for more information about booting to a USB device).

It is recommended that you use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

2 power button Press to turn on the computer.

NOTICE: To avoid losing data, do not turn off the computer by pressing the

power button. Instead, perform an operating system shutdown. See "Before You

Begin" on page 25 for more information.

NOTICE: If your operating system has ACPI enabled, when you press the

power button the computer will perform an operating system shutdown.

3 Dell badge Can be rotated to match the orientation of your computer. To rotate, place fingers around the outside of the badge, press firmly, and turn the badge. You can also rotate the badge using the slot provided near the bottom of the badge.

4 LAN indicator light Indicates that a LAN (local area network) connection is established.

5 diagnostic lights Use the lights to help you troubleshoot a computer problem based on the diagnostic code. For more information, see "Diagnostic Lights" on page 50.

6 hard drive activity light This light flickers when the hard drive is being accessed.

book.book Page 17 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 18: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

18 Quick Reference Guide

Small Form Factor Computer — Back View

7 power light The power light illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different operating states:

• No light — The computer is turned off.

• Steady green — The computer is in a normal operating state.

• Blinking green — The computer is in a power-saving mode.

• Blinking or solid amber — See your online User’s Guide.

To exit from a power-saving mode, press the power button or use the keyboard or the mouse if it is configured as a wake device in the Windows Device Manager. For more information about sleep modes and exiting from a power-saving mode, see your online User’s Guide.

See "System Lights" on page 49 for a description of light codes that can help you troubleshoot problems with your computer.

8 headphone connector Use the headphone connector to attach headphones and most kinds of speakers.

9 microphone connector Use the microphone connector to attach a microphone.

10 3.5-inch drive bay Can contain an optional floppy drive or optional media card reader.

11 5.25-inch drive bay Can contain an optical drive. Insert a CD or DVD (if supported) into this drive.

51 2 3 4

6

book.book Page 18 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 19: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 19

Small Form Factor Computer — Back-Panel Connectors

1 card slots Access connectors for any installed PCI and PCI Express cards.

2 back-panel connectors Plug serial, USB, and other devices into the appropriate connectors (see "Small Form Factor Computer — Back-Panel Connectors" on page 19).

3 power connector Insert the power cable.

4 voltage selection switch Your computer is equipped with a manual voltage-selection switch.

To help avoid damaging a computer with a manual voltage selection switch, set the switch for the voltage that most closely matches the AC power available in your location.

NOTICE: The voltage selection switch must be set to the 115-V position even

though the AC power available in Japan is 100 V.

Also, ensure that your monitor and attached devices are electrically rated to operate with the AC power available in your location.

5 padlock ring Insert a padlock to lock the computer cover.

6 cover release latch Allows you to open the computer cover.

1 3

9 8 7

5

6

2 4

book.book Page 19 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 20: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

20 Quick Reference Guide

1 parallel connector Connect a parallel device, such as a printer, to the parallel connector. If you have a USB printer, plug it into a USB connector.

NOTE: The integrated parallel connector is automatically disabled if the computer

detects an installed card containing a parallel connector configured to the same

address. For more information, see your online User’s Guide.

2 link integrity light • Green — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer.

• Orange — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

• Yellow — A good connection exists between a 1-Gbps (or 1000-Mbps) network and the computer.

• Off — The computer is not detecting a physical connection to the network.

3 network adapter connector

To attach your computer to a network or broadband device, connect one end of a network cable to either a network jack or your network or broadband device. Connect the other end of the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back panel of your computer. A click indicates that the network cable has been securely attached.

NOTE: Do not plug a telephone cable into the network connector.

On computers with a network connector card, use the connector on the card.

It is recommended that you use Category 5 wiring and connectors for your network. If you must use Category 3 wiring, force the network speed to 10 Mbps to ensure reliable operation.

4 network activity light Flashes a yellow light when the computer is transmitting or receiving network data. A high volume of network traffic may make this light appear to be in a steady "on" state.

5 line-out connector Use the green line-out connector (available on computers with integrated sound) to attach most speakers with integrated amplifiers.

6 line-in/microphone connector

Use the blue and pink line-in/microphone connector (available on computers with integrated sound) to attach a record/playback device such as a cassette player, CD player, or VCR; or a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program.

7 USB 2.0 connectors (6) Use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

book.book Page 20 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 21: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 21

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer — Front View

8 video connector Plug the cable from your VGA-compatible monitor into the blue connector.

NOTE: If you purchased an optional graphics card, this connector will be covered by

a cap. Connect your monitor to the connector on the graphics card. Do not remove

the cap.

NOTE: If you are using a graphics card that supports dual monitors, use the y-cable

that came with your computer.

9 serial connector Connect a serial device, such as a handheld device, to the serial port. The default designations are COM1 for serial connector 1 and COM2 for serial connector 2.

For more information, see your online User’s Guide.

1 USB connectors (2) Use the front USB connectors for devices that you connect occasionally, such as joysticks or cameras, or for bootable USB devices (see your online User’s Guide for more information about booting to a USB device).

It is recommended that you use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

2 headphone connector Use the headphone connector to attach headphones and most kinds of speakers.

3 microphone connector Use the microphone connector to attach a microphone.

1 2 3 4 5

789 6

book.book Page 21 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 22: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

22 Quick Reference Guide

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer — Side View

4 power light The power light illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different states:

• No light — The computer is turned off.

• Steady green — The computer is in a normal operating state.

• Blinking green — The computer is in a power-saving mode.

• Blinking or solid yellow — See your online User’s Guide.

To exit from a power-saving mode, press the power button or use the keyboard or the mouse if it is configured as a wake device in the Windows Device Manager. For more information about sleep modes and exiting from a power-saving mode, see your online User’s Guide.

See "System Lights" on page 49 for a description of light codes that can help you troubleshoot problems with your computer.

5 power button Press this button to turn on the computer.

NOTICE: To avoid losing data, do not turn off the computer by pressing the

power button. Instead, perform an operating system shutdown. See "Before You

Begin" on page 25 for more information.

6 vents The vents help prevent your computer from overheating. To ensure proper ventilation, do not block these cooling vents.

7 module bay Install a D-module optical drive, second hard drive, or floppy drive in the module bay.

8 hard-drive access light The hard-drive access light is on when the computer reads data from or writes data to the hard drive. The light might also be on when devices such as your CD player are operating.

9 vents The vents help prevent your computer from overheating. To ensure proper ventilation, do not block these cooling vents.

1 vents The vents located on each side of the computer help prevent your computer from overheating. To ensure proper ventilation, do not block these cooling vents.

1

book.book Page 22 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 23: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 23

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer — Back View

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer — Back-Panel Connectors

1 diagnostic lights See "Diagnostic Lights" on page 50 for a description of light codes that can help you troubleshoot problems with your computer.

2 computer cover release knob Rotate this knob in a clockwise direction to remove the cover.

3 back-panel connectors The connectors for your computer (see "Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer — Back-Panel Connectors" on page 23).

4 power connector Insert the power cable.

5 vents The vents help prevent your computer from overheating. To ensure proper ventilation, do not block these cooling vents.

2 31

45

21 3 4

9

5

6

10 7811

1 parallel connector Connect a parallel device, such as a printer, to the parallel connector. If you have a USB printer, plug it into a USB connector.

book.book Page 23 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 24: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

24 Quick Reference Guide

Removing the Computer Cover

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product

Information Guide.

CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before

removing the cover.

2 link integrity light • Green — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer.

• Orange — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

• Yellow — A good connection exists between a 1000-Mbps (1-Gbps) network and the computer.

• Off — The computer is not detecting a physical connection to the network or the network controller is turned off in system setup.

3 network adapter To attach your computer to a network or broadband device, connect one end of a network cable to either a network jack or your network or broadband device. Connect the other end of the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back panel of your computer. A click indicates that the network cable has been securely attached.

NOTE: Do not plug a telephone cable into the network connector.

On computers with a network connector card, use the connector on the card.

It is recommended that you use Category 5 wiring and connectors for your network. If you must use Category 3 wiring, force the network speed to 10 Mbps to ensure reliable operation.

4 network activity light The amber light flashes when the computer is transmitting or receiving network data. A high volume of network traffic may make this light appear to be in a steady "on" state.

5 line-out connector Use the green line-out connector to attach an amplified speaker set.

6 line-in/ microphone connector

Use the blue and pink line-in/ microphone connector to attach a record/playback device such as a cassette player, CD player, or VCR.; or a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program.

7 USB connectors (5) Use the back USB connectors for devices that typically remain connected, such as printers and keyboards.

8 serial connector Connect a serial device, such as a handheld device, to the serial connector.

9 video connector If you have a DVI-compatible monitor, plug the cable from your monitor into the white connector on the back panel.

If you have a VGA monitor, see "Connecting a VGA Monitor" in your computer User’s Guide.

10 power connector The connector for the power adapter.

11 diagnostic lights See "Diagnostic Lights" on page 50 for a description of light codes that can help you troubleshoot problems with your computer.

book.book Page 24 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 25: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 25

Before You Begin

NOTICE: To avoid losing data, save and close any open files and exit any open programs before you turn off your

computer.

1 Shut down the operating system:

a Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, click the Start button, and then click Turn Off Computer.

b In the Turn off computer window, click Turn off. The computer turns off after the operating system shutdown process finishes.

2 Ensure that the computer and any attached devices are turned off. If your computer and attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut down your operating system, turn them off now.

Before Working Inside Your Computer

Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to help ensure your own personal safety.

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product

Information Guide.

CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a card. Hold a

card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by

its pins.

NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing

that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty.

NOTICE: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the cable itself.

Some cables have a connector with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this type of cable, press in on the locking

tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any

connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.

To avoid damaging the computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside the computer.

1 Turn off your computer.

NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it from the

network wall jack.

2 Disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer.

3 Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets, and then press the power button to ground the system board.

4 If applicable, remove the computer stand (for instructions, see the documentation that came with the stand).

CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before

removing the cover.

book.book Page 25 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 26: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

26 Quick Reference Guide

5 Remove the computer cover:

• Remove the mini tower computer cover (see "Mini Tower Computer" on page 26).

• Remove the desktop computer cover (see "Desktop Computer" on page 27).

• Remove the small form factor computer cover (see "Small Form Factor Computer" on page 28).

• Remove the ultra-small form factor computer cover (see "Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer" on page 30).

NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface,

such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to

dissipate any static electricity that could harm internal components.

Mini Tower Computer

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product

Information Guide.

CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before

removing the computer cover.

1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 25.

2 Lay the computer on its side as shown in the illustration.

3 Locate the cover release latch shown in the illustration. Then, slide the release latch back as you lift the cover.

4 Grip the sides of the computer cover and pivot the cover up using the hinge tabs as leverage points.

5 Remove the cover from the hinge tabs and set it aside on a soft nonabrasive surface.

CAUTION: Graphic card heatsinks may become very hot during normal operation. Ensure that a graphic card

heatsink has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.

book.book Page 26 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 27: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 27

Desktop Computer

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product

Information Guide.

CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before

removing the computer cover.

1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 25.

2 If you have installed a padlock through the padlock ring on the back panel, remove the padlock.

1 security cable slot 2 cover release latch 3 padlock ring

2

1

3

book.book Page 27 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 28: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

28 Quick Reference Guide

3 Locate the cover release latch shown in the illustration. Then, slide the release latch back as you lift the cover.

4 Grip the sides of the computer cover and pivot the cover up using the hinge tabs as leverage points.

5 Remove the cover from the hinge tabs and set it aside on a soft nonabrasive surface.

CAUTION: Graphic card heatsinks may become very hot during normal operation. Ensure that a graphic card

heatsink has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.

Small Form Factor Computer

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product

Information Guide.

CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before

removing the computer cover.

1 security cable slot 2 cover release latch 3 padlock ring

2

1

3

book.book Page 28 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 29: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 29

1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 25.

2 If you have installed a padlock through the padlock ring on the back panel, remove the padlock.

3 Locate the cover release latch shown in the illustration. Then, slide the release latch back as you lift the cover.

4 Grip the sides of the computer cover and pivot the cover up using the bottom hinges as leverage points.

5 Remove the cover from the hinge tabs and set it aside on a soft nonabrasive surface.

CAUTION: Graphic card heatsinks may become very hot during normal operation. Ensure that a graphic card

heatsink has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.

1 security cable slot 2 cover release latch 3 computer cover

2

1

3

book.book Page 29 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 30: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

30 Quick Reference Guide

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product

Information Guide.

CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before

removing the computer cover.

1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 25.

NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface.

While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm

internal components.

2 If applicable, remove the cable cover.

a If a security device is installed in the security cable slot, remove the device.

b Press on the release button, grasp the cable cover, and slide the cover to the left until it stops, and then lift the cable cover up and away.

3 Remove the computer cover:

a Rotate the cover release knob in a clockwise direction, as shown in the illustration.

b Slide the computer cover forward by 1 cm (½ inch), or until it stops, and then raise the cover.

1 release button

1

book.book Page 30 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 31: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 31

CAUTION: Graphic card heatsinks may become very hot during normal operation. Ensure that a graphic card

heatsink has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.

1 release knob

1

book.book Page 31 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 32: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

32 Quick Reference Guide

Inside Your Computer

Mini Tower Computer

1 optical drive 2 floppy drive or media card reader

3 power supply

4 optional chassis-intrusion switch

5 system board 6 heat-sink assembly

7 hard drive

1

3

5

4

7

2

6

book.book Page 32 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 33: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 33

System Board Components

1 2

4

7

14 8

15

16

9

5

6

3

1011

18

20

17

21

13

12

19

book.book Page 33 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 34: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

34 Quick Reference Guide

Jumper Settings

1 fan connector (FAN) 12 battery socket (BATT)

2 processor connector (CPU) 13 PCI Express x16 connector (SLOT1)

3 processor power connector (12VPOWER) 14 PCI Express x1 connector (SLOT4)

4 memory module connectors (DIMM_1, DIMM_2, DIMM_3, DIMM_4)

15 PCI connector (SLOT2)

5 RTC reset jumper (RTCRST) 16 PCI connector (SLOT3)

6 password jumper (PSWD) 17 serial connector (SER2)

7 SATA drive connectors (SATA0, SATA1, SATA4, SATA5)

18 floppy drive connector (DSKT)

8 front-panel connector (FNT_PANEL) 19 flea power

9 power connector (POWER) 20 system board speaker (BEEP)

10 intrusion switch connector (INTRUDER) 21 speaker connector (INT_SPKR)

11 internal USB (INTERNAL_USB)

book.book Page 34 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 35: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 35

Desktop Computer

Jumper Setting Description

PSWD Password features are enabled (default setting).

Password features are disabled.

RTCRST The real-time clock has not been reset.

The real-time clock is being reset (jumpered temporarily).

jumpered unjumpered

1 drive bays (media card reader or floppy drive, optical drive and hard drive)

2 power supply 3 optional chassis-intrusion switch

4 system board 5 card slots 6 heat sink assembly

7 front I/O panel

1

2

4

5

3

67

book.book Page 35 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 36: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

36 Quick Reference Guide

System Board Components

1 2

4

7

148

15

91011

3

17

19

16

20

13

12

6

5

18

book.book Page 36 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 37: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 37

Jumper Settings

1 internal speaker (INT_SPKR) 11 intrusion switch connector (INTRUDER)

2 processor connector (CPU) 12 battery socket (BATT)

3 processor power connector (12VPOWER) 13 PCI Express x16 connector (SLOT1)

4 memory module connectors (DIMM_1, DIMM_2, DIMM_3, DIMM_4)

14 PCI connector (SLOT3)

5 RTC reset jumper (RTCRST) 15 PCI connector (SLOT2)

6 password jumper (PSWD) 16 serial connector (SER2)

7 SATA connectors (SATA0, SATA1) 17 floppy drive connector (DSKT)

8 front-panel connector (FNT_PANEL) 18 flea power

9 power connector (POWER) 19 system board speaker (BEEP)

10 internal USB (INTERNAL_USB) 20 fan connector (FAN)

Jumper Setting Description

PSWD Password features are enabled (default setting).

Password features are disabled.

RTCRST The real-time clock has not been reset.

The real-time clock is being reset (jumpered temporarily).

jumpered unjumpered

book.book Page 37 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 38: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

38 Quick Reference Guide

Small Form Factor Computer

1 drive-release latch 2 optical drive 3 power supply and fan

4 optional chassis-intrusion switch

5 hard drive 6 system board

7 heat sink and blower assembly

3

5

6

7

1

2

4

book.book Page 38 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 39: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 39

System Board Components

1 2

4

5

15

6

17

9

3

8

7

11

19

16

20

14

13 1012

18

book.book Page 39 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 40: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

40 Quick Reference Guide

Jumper Settings

1 internal speaker connector (INT_SPKR) 11 intrusion switch connector (INTRUDER)

2 processor connector (CPU) 12 internal USB connector (USB)

3 processor power connector (12VPOWER) 13 battery socket (BATT)

4 memory module connectors (DIMM_1, DIMM_2, DIMM_3, DIMM_4)

14 PCI Express x16 connector (SLOT1)

5 RTC reset jumper (RTCRST) 15 PCI connector (SLOT2)

6 password jumper (PSWD) 16 serial connector (SER2)

7 SATA connectors (SATA0, SATA1) 17 floppy drive connector (DSKT)

8 front-panel connector (FNT_PANEL) 18 flea power

9 power connector (POWER) 19 system board speaker (BEEP

10 fan connector (FAN2) 20 fan connector (FAN)

book.book Page 40 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 41: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 41

Ultra-Small Form Factor Computer

Jumper Setting Description

PSWD Password features are enabled (default setting).

Password features are disabled.

RTCRST The real-time clock has not been reset.

The real-time clock is being reset (jumpered temporarily).

jumpered unjumpered

1 fan shroud/ heat sink assembly

2 speaker (optional) 3 memory modules (2)

4 hard drive 5 security cable slot 6 chassis intrusion switch

12

4

6

3

5

book.book Page 41 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 42: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

42 Quick Reference Guide

System Board Components

1 fan connector (FAN_FRONT) 8 clear CMOS jumper (RTCRST)

2 internal speaker connector (INT_SPKR) 9 password jumper (PSWD)

3 system board speaker (BEEP) 10 hard-drive fan connector (FAN_HDD)

4 channel B memory connector (DIMM_2) 11 hard-drive power connector (SATA_PWR)

5 channel A memory connector (DIMM_1) 12 fan connector (FAN_REAR)

6 SATA data cable connector(SATA0) 13 intrusion switch connector (INTRUDER)

7 battery (BATT) 14 processor (CPU)

1 2 3 4

13

147

8

11

6

5

912

10

book.book Page 42 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 43: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 43

Jumper Settings

Setting Up Your Computer

CAUTION: Before performing any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in Product

Information Guide.

NOTICE: If your computer has an expansion card installed (such as a modem card), connect the appropriate cable

to the card, not to the connector on the back panel.

NOTICE: To help allow the computer to maintain proper operating temperature, ensure that you do not place the

computer too close to a wall or other storage compartment that might prevent air circulation around the chassis.

See your Product Information Guide for more information.

Jumper Setting Description

PSWD Password features are enabled (default setting).

Password features are disabled.

RTCRST The real-time clock has not been reset.

The real-time clock is being reset (jumpered temporarily).

jumpered unjumpered

book.book Page 43 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 44: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

44 Quick Reference Guide

NOTE: Before you install any devices or software that did not ship with your computer, read the documentation

that came with the device or software, or contact the vendor to verify that the device or software is compatible

with your computer and operating system.

You must complete all the steps to properly set up your computer. See the appropriate figures that follow the instructions.

NOTICE: Do not attempt to operate a PS/2 mouse and a USB mouse simultaneously.

1 Connect the keyboard and mouse.

NOTICE: Do not connect a modem cable to the network adapter connector. Voltage from telephone

communications can cause damage to the network adapter

2 Connect the modem or network cable.

Insert the network cable, not the telephone line, into the network connector. If you have an optional modem, connect the telephone line to the modem.

3 Connect the monitor.

Align and gently insert the monitor cable to avoid bending connector pins. Tighten the thumbscrews on the cable connectors.

NOTE: Some monitors have the video connector underneath the back of the screen. See the documentation

that came with your monitor for its connector locations.

4 Connect the speakers.

5 Connect power cables to the computer, monitor, and devices and connect the other ends of the power cables to electrical outlets.

NOTICE: To avoid damaging a computer with a manual voltage-selection switch, set the switch for the voltage that

most closely matches the AC power available in your location.

NOTICE: In Japan, the voltage selection switch must be set to the 115-V position even though the AC power

available in Japan is 100 V.

6 Verify that the voltage selection switch is set correctly for your location.

Your computer has a manual voltage-selection switch. Computers with a voltage selection switch on the back panel must be manually set to operate at the correct operating voltage.

book.book Page 44 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 45: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 45

Set Up Your Keyboard and Mouse

Set Up Your Monitor

book.book Page 45 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 46: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

46 Quick Reference Guide

Power Connections

Solving ProblemsDell provides a number of tools to help you if your computer does not perform as expected. For the latest troubleshooting information available for your computer, see the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

If computer problems occur that require help from Dell, write a detailed description of the error, beep codes, or diagnostics light patterns, record your Express Service Code and Service Tag below, and then contact Dell from the same location as your computer. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

For an example of the Express Service Code and Service Tag, see "Finding Information" in your computer User’s Guide.

Express Service Code: ___________________________

Service Tag: ___________________________

Dell Diagnostics

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product

Information Guide.

When to Use the Dell Diagnostics

If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in "Solving Problems" in your online User’s Guide and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical assistance. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

NOTICE: The Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell™ computers.

book.book Page 46 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 47: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 47

Enter system setup (see "System Setup" in your online User’s Guide for instructions), review your computer’s configuration information, and ensure that the device you want to test displays in system setup and is active.

Start the Dell Diagnostics from either your hard drive or from the optional Drivers and Utilities CD (ResourceCD).

Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive

1 Turn on (or restart) your computer.

2 When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately.

NOTE: If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell

Diagnostics from the optional Drivers and Utilities CD (see "Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and

Utilities CD" on page 47).

If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.

When the boot device list appears, highlight Boot to Utility Partition and press <Enter>.

3 When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run.

Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities CD

1 Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.

2 Shut down and restart the computer.

When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately.

If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.

NOTE: The next steps change the boot sequence for one time only. On the next start-up, the computer boots

according to the devices specified in system setup.

3 When the boot device list appears, highlight the listing for the CD/DVD drive and press <Enter>.

4 Select the listing for the CD/DVD drive option from the CD boot menu.

5 Select the option to boot from the CD/DVD drive from the menu that appears.

6 Type 1 to start the Drivers and Utilities CD menu.

7 Type 2 to start the Dell Diagnostics.

8 Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your computer.

9 When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run.

book.book Page 47 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 48: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

48 Quick Reference Guide

Dell Diagnostics Main Menu

1 After the Dell Diagnostics loads and the Main Menu screen appears, click the button for the option you want.

2 If a problem is encountered during a test, a message appears with an error code and a description of the problem. Write down the error code and problem description and follow the instructions on the screen.

If you cannot resolve the error condition, contact Dell. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located at the top of each test screen. If you contact Dell,

technical support will ask for your Service Tag.

3 If you run a test from the Custom Test or Symptom Tree option, click the applicable tab described in the following table for more information.

Option Function

Express Test Performs a quick test of devices. This test typically takes 10 to 20 minutes and requires no interaction on your part. Run Express Test first to increase the possibility of tracing the problem quickly.

Extended Test Performs a thorough check of devices. This test typically takes an hour or more and requires you to answer questions periodically.

Custom Test Tests a specific device. You can customize the tests you want to run.

Symptom Tree Lists the most common symptoms encountered and allows you to select a test based on the symptom of the problem you are having.

Tab Function

Results Displays the results of the test and any error conditions encountered.

Errors Displays error conditions encountered, error codes, and the problem description.

Help Describes the test and may indicate requirements for running the test.

Configuration Displays your hardware configuration for the selected device.

The Dell Diagnostics obtains configuration information for all devices from system setup, memory, and various internal tests, and it displays the information in the device list in the left pane of the screen. The device list may not display the names of all the components installed on your computer or all devices attached to your computer.

Parameters You can customize the test by changing the test settings.

book.book Page 48 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 49: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 49

4 When the tests are completed, if you are running the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities CD (optional), remove the CD.

5 Close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen.

System Lights

Your power light may indicate a computer problem.

Power Light Problem Description Suggested Resolution

Solid green Power is on, and the computer is operating normally.

No corrective action is required.

Blinking green The computer is in a power-saving mode.

Press the power button, move the mouse, or press a key on the keyboard to wake the computer.

Blinks green several times and then turns off

A configuration error exists. Check Diagnostic Lights to see if the specific problem is identified (see "Diagnostic Lights" on page 50).

Solid yellow A device on the system board may be faulty or incorrectly installed or the voltage selection switch on the power supply may be set incorrectly.

Check Diagnostic Lights to see if the specific problem is identified (see "Diagnostic Lights" on page 50).

See "Power Problems" in your online User’s Guide.

If the computer does not boot, contact Dell for technical assistance. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

Blinking yellow A power supply or system board failure has occurred.

Check Diagnostic Lights to see if the specific problem is identified (see "Diagnostic Lights" on page 50).

See "Power Problems" in your online User’s Guide.

If the computer does not boot, contact Dell for technical assistance. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

Solid green and a beep code during POST

A problem was detected while the BIOS was executing.

For instructions on diagnosing the beep code see "Beep Codes" on page 52. Also, check Diagnostic Lights to see if the specific problem is identified.

book.book Page 49 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 50: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

50 Quick Reference Guide

Diagnostic Lights

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product

Information Guide.

To help you troubleshoot a problem, your computer has four lights labeled "1," "2," "3," and "4" on the front or back panel. The lights can be "off" or green. When the computer starts normally, the patterns or codes on the lights change as the boot process completes. If the POST portion of system boot completes successfully, all four lights display solid green for a short time, and then turn off.

If the computer malfunctions during the POST process, the pattern displayed on the LEDs may help identify where in the process the computer halted. If the computer malfunctions after a successful POST, the diagnostic lights do not indicate the cause of the problem.

NOTE: The orientation of the diagnostic lights may vary depending on the system type. The diagnostic lights can be

either vertically or horizontally oriented.

Solid green power light, no beep code and no video during POST

The monitor or the graphics card may be faulty or incorrectly installed.

Check Diagnostic Lights to see if the specific problem is identified.

Solid green power light and no beep code, but the computer locks up during POST

An integrated system board device may be faulty.

Check Diagnostic Lights to see if the specific problem is identified. If the problem is not identified, contact Dell for technical assistance. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

Light Pattern Problem Description Suggested Resolution

The computer is in a normal "off" condition, or a possible pre-BIOS failure has occurred.

The diagnostic lights are not lit after the computer successfully boots to the operating system.

Plug the computer into a working electrical outlet and press the power button.

A possible BIOS failure has occurred; the computer is in recovery mode.

Run the BIOS Recovery utility, wait for recovery completion, and then restart the computer.

A possible processor failure has occurred. Reinstall the processor and restart the computer. For information on reinstalling the processor, see your online User’s Guide.

Power Light Problem Description Suggested Resolution

book.book Page 50 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 51: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 51

Memory modules are detected, but a memory failure has occurred.

• If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer. For information on reinstalling memory modules, see your online User’s Guide.

• If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.

• If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.

• If the problem persists, contact Dell. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

A possible graphics card failure has occurred.

• If the computer has a graphics card, remove the card, reinstall it, and then restart the computer.

• If the problem still exists, install a graphics card that you know works and restart the computer.

• If the problem persists or the computer has integrated graphics, contact Dell. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

A possible floppy or hard drive failure has occurred.

Reseat all power and data cables and restart the computer.

A possible USB failure has occurred. Reinstall all USB devices, check cable connections, and then restart the computer.

Light Pattern Problem Description Suggested Resolution

book.book Page 51 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 52: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

52 Quick Reference Guide

Beep Codes

Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. One possible beep code (code 1 3-1) consists of one beep, a burst of three beeps, and then one beep. This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a memory problem.

No memory modules are detected. • If you have one memory module installed, reinstall it and restart the computer. For information on reinstalling memory modules, see your online User’s Guide.

• If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.

• If available, install properly working memory of the same type into your computer.

• If the problem persists, contact Dell. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

Memory modules are detected, but a memory configuration or compatibility error exists.

• Ensure that no special memory module/memory connector placement requirements exist.

• Verify that the memory modules that you are installing are compatible with your computer.

• If the problem persists, contact Dell. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

A failure has occurred.

This pattern also displays when you enter system setup and may not indicate a problem.

• Ensure that the cables are properly connected to the system board from the hard drive, CD drive, and DVD drive.

• Check the computer message that appears on your monitor screen.

• If the problem persists, contact Dell. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

Light Pattern Problem Description Suggested Resolution

book.book Page 52 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 53: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 53

If your computer beeps during start-up:

1 Write down the beep code.

2 See "Dell Diagnostics" on page 46 to identify a more serious cause.

3 Contact Dell for technical assistance. For information on contacting Dell, see your online User’s Guide.

Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities

If a device is either not detected during the operating system setup or is detected but incorrectly configured, you can use the Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the incompatibility.

1 Click the Start button and click Help and Support.

2 Type hardware troubleshooter in the Search field and click the arrow to start the search.

Code Cause Code Cause

1-1-2 Microprocessor register failure 3-1-4 Slave interrupt mask register failure

1-1-3 NVRAM read/write failure 3-2-2 Interrupt vector loading failure

1-1-4 ROM BIOS checksum failure 3-2-4 Keyboard Controller test failure

1-2-1 Programmable interval timer failure 3-3-1 NVRAM power loss

1-2-2 DMA initialization failure 3-3-2 Invalid NVRAM configuration

1-2-3 DMA page register read/write failure

3-3-4 Video Memory test failure

1-3 Video Memory test failure 3-4-1 Screen initialization failure

1-3-1 through 2-4-4 Memory not being properly identified or used

3-4-2 Screen retrace failure

3-1-1 Slave DMA register failure 3-4-3 Search for video ROM failure

3-1-2 Master DMA register failure 4-2-1 No timer tick

3-1-3 Master interrupt mask register failure

4-2-2 Shutdown failure

4-2-3 Gate A20 failure 4-4-1 Serial or parallel port test failure

4-2-4 Unexpected interrupt in protected mode

4-4-2 Failure to decompress code to shadowed memory

4-3-1 Memory failure above address 0FFFFh

4-4-3 Math-coprocessor test failure

4-3-3 Timer-chip counter 2 failure 4-4-4 Cache test failure

4-3-4 Time-of-day clock stopped

book.book Page 53 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 54: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

54 Quick Reference Guide

3 Click Hardware Troubleshooter in the Search Results list.

4 In the Hardware Troubleshooter list, click I need to resolve a hardware conflict on my computer, and click Next.

Using Microsoft Windows XP System Restore

The Microsoft Windows XP operating system provides System Restore to allow you to return your computer to an earlier operating state (without affecting data files) if changes to the hardware, software, or other system settings have left the computer in an undesirable operating state. See the Windows Help and Support Center for information on using System Restore. To access the Windows Help and Support Center, see "Windows Help and Support Center" on page 6.

NOTICE: Make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover

them.

Creating a Restore Point

1 Click the Start button and click Help and Support.

2 Click System Restore.

3 Follow the instructions on the screen.

Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State

NOTICE: Before you restore the computer to an earlier operating state, save and close any open files and exit any

open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete.

1 Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then click System Restore.

2 Ensure that Restore my computer to an earlier time is selected, and click Next.

3 Click a calendar date to which you want to restore your computer.

The Select a Restore Point screen provides a calendar that allows you to see and select restore points. All calendar dates with available restore points appear in boldface type.

4 Select a restore point and click Next.

If a calendar date has only one restore point, then that restore point is automatically selected. If two or more restore points are available, click the restore point that you prefer.

5 Click Next.

The Restoration Complete screen appears after System Restore finishes collecting data and then the computer restarts.

6 After the computer restarts, click OK.

To change the restore point, you can either repeat the steps using a different restore point, or you can undo the restoration.

book.book Page 54 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 55: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 55

Undoing the Last System Restore

NOTICE: Before you undo the last system restore, save and close all open files and exit any open programs. Do not

alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete.

1 Click the Start button, point to All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools, and then click System Restore.

2 Click Undo my last restoration and click Next.

3 Click Next.

The System Restore screen appears and the computer restarts.

4 After the computer restarts, click OK.

Enabling System Restore

If you reinstall Windows XP with less than 200 MB of free hard-disk space available, System Restore is automatically disabled. To verify that System Restore is enabled:

1 Click the Start button and click Control Panel.

2 Click Performance and Maintenance.

3 Click System.

4 Click the System Restore tab.

5 Ensure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked.

Reinstalling Microsoft Windows XP

Getting Started

NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view in Windows XP Home Edition,

so the steps will differ if you set your Dell computer to the Windows Classic view or are using Windows XP

Professional.

If you are considering reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a problem with a newly installed driver, first try using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback.

1 Click the Start button and click Control Panel.

2 Under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance.

3 Click System.

4 In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab.

5 Click Device Manager.

6 Right-click the device for which the new driver was installed and click Properties.

7 Click the Drivers tab.

8 Click Roll Back Driver.

book.book Page 55 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 56: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

56 Quick Reference Guide

If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore to return your operating system to the operating state it was in before you installed the new device driver (see "Using Microsoft Windows XP System Restore" on page 54).

NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities CD contains drivers that were installed during assembly of the computer. Use the

Drivers and Utilities CD to load any required drivers, including the drivers required if your computer has a RAID

controller.

Reinstalling Windows XP

NOTICE: You must use Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later when you reinstall Windows XP.

NOTICE: Before performing the installation, back up all data files on your primary hard drive. For conventional

hard drive configurations, the primary hard drive is the first drive detected by the computer.

To reinstall Windows XP, you need the following items:

• Dell Operating System CD

• Dell Drivers and Utilities CD

To reinstall Windows XP, perform all the steps in the following sections in the order in which they are listed.

The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours to complete. After you reinstall the operating system, you must also reinstall the device drivers, virus protection program, and other software.

NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP. The options can overwrite files

and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless a Dell

technical support representative instructs you to do so.

NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP, disable any virus protection software installed on your computer

before you reinstall Windows XP. See the documentation that came with the software for instructions.

Booting From the Operating System CD

1 Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.

2 Insert the Operating System CD. Click Exit if the Install Windows XP message appears.

3 Restart the computer.

4 Press <F12> immediately after the DELL logo appears.

If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Windows desktop, and then shut down the computer and try again.

5 Press the arrow keys to select CD-ROM, and press <Enter>.

6 When the Press any key to boot from CD message appears, press any key.

book.book Page 56 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 57: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Quick Reference Guide 57

Windows XP Setup

1 When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press <Enter> to select To set up Windows now.

2 Read the information on the Microsoft Windows Licensing Agreement screen, and press <F8> to accept the license agreement.

3 If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to recover your current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair option, and remove the CD.

4 If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press <Esc> to select that option.

5 Press <Enter> to select the highlighted partition (recommended), and follow the instructions on the screen.

The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer automatically restarts multiple times.

NOTE: The time required to complete the setup depends on the size of the hard drive and the speed of your

computer.

NOTICE: Do not press any key when the following message appears: Press any key to boot from the CD.

6 When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the settings for your location and click Next.

7 Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your Software screen, and click Next.

8 At the Computer Name and Administrator Password window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the one provided) and a password, and click Next.

9 If the Modem Dialing Information screen appears, enter the requested information and click Next.

10 Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window, and click Next.

11 If the Networking Settings screen appears, click Typical and click Next.

12 If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional and you are prompted to provide further information regarding your network configuration, enter your selections. If you are unsure of your settings, accept the default selections.

Windows XP installs the operating system components and configures the computer. The computer automatically restarts.

NOTICE: Do not press any key when the following message appears: Press any key to boot from the CD.

13 When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click Next.

14 When the How will this computer connect to the Internet? message appears, click Skip.

15 When the Ready to register with Microsoft? screen appears, select No, not at this time and click Next.

16 When the Who will use this computer? screen appears, you can enter up to five users.

17 Click Next.

book.book Page 57 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 58: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

58 Quick Reference Guide

18 Click Finish to complete the setup, and remove the CD.

19 Reinstall the appropriate drivers with the Drivers and Utilities CD.

20 Reinstall your virus protection software.

21 Reinstall your programs.

NOTE: To reinstall and activate your Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works Suite programs, you need the Product

Key number located on the back of the Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works Suite CD sleeve.

Using the Drivers and Utilities CDTo use the Drivers and Utilities CD (ResourceCD) while you are running the Windows operating system.

NOTE: To access device drivers and user documentation, you must use the Drivers and Utilities CD while you are

running Windows.

1 Turn on the computer and allow it to boot to the Windows desktop.

2 Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD into the CD drive.

If you are using the Drivers and Utilities CD for the first time on this computer, the ResourceCD Installation window opens to inform you that the Drivers and Utilities CD is about to begin installation.

3 Click OK to continue.

To complete the installation, respond to the prompts offered by the installation program.

4 Click Next at the Welcome Dell System Owner screen.

Select the appropriate System Model, Operating System, Device Type, and Topic.

Drivers for Your Computer

To display a list of device drivers for your computer:

1 Click My Drivers in the Topic drop-down menu.

The Drivers and Utilities CD (optional) scans your computer’s hardware and operating system, and then a list of device drivers for your system configuration is displayed on the screen.

2 Click the appropriate driver and follow the instructions to download the driver to your computer.

To view all available drivers for your computer, click Drivers from the Topic drop-down menu.

book.book Page 58 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 59: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

Index 59

Index

B

beep codes, 52

C

CDs

operating system, 6

conflicts

software and hardware incompatibilities, 53

cover

removing, 24

D

Dell Diagnostics, 46

Dell support site, 7

diagnostics

beep codes, 52

Dell Diagnostics, 46

documentation

End User License Agreement, 6

ergonomics, 6

online, 7

Product Information Guide, 6

regulatory, 6

safety, 6

User’s Guide, 5

warranty, 6

drivers

list of, 58

Drivers and Utilities CD, 5

E

End User License Agreement, 6

ergonomics information, 6

error messages

beep codes, 52

diagnostic lights, 50

system lights, 49

H

hardware

beep codes, 52

conflicts, 53

Dell Diagnostics, 46

Hardware Troubleshooter, 53

Help and Support Center, 6

help file

Windows Help and Support Center, 6

I

installing parts

before you begin, 25

IRQ conflicts, 53

L

labels

Microsoft Windows, 7

Service Tag, 7

lights

diagnostic, 50

power, 14, 18

system, 49

M

motherboard. See system board

O

operating system

reinstalling, 6

reinstalling Windows XP, 55

Operating System CD, 6

P

power

light, 14, 18

power light

diagnosing problems with, 49

problems. See troubleshooting

Product Information Guide, 6

book.book Page 59 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM

Page 60: OptiPlex 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki 745 Quick Reference Guide - UserManual.wiki

60 Index

60 Index

R

regulatory information, 6

reinstalling

Windows XP, 55

S

safety instructions, 6

Service Tag, 7

software

conflicts, 53

support website, 7

system board, 33, 36, 42

System Restore, 54

T

troubleshooting

beep codes, 52

conflicts, 53

Dell Diagnostics, 46

diagnostic lights, 50

Hardware Troubleshooter, 53

Help and Support Center, 6

restore computer to previous operating state, 54

system lights, 49

U

User’s Guide, 5

W

warranty information, 6

Windows XP

Hardware Troubleshooter, 53

Help and Support Center, 6

reinstalling, 6, 55

setup, 57

System Restore, 54

book.book Page 60 Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:18 PM